South African-born lock Dries van Schalkwyk has been named in Italy’s starting lineup to face the Springboks in Florence on Saturday. Coach Conor O’Shea tweaked his run-on XV with four personnel changes, of which two were injury enforced. Hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini and prop Andrea Lovotti were ruled out through injury, with Ornel Gega and Sami Panico coming in as their… Read more →
The Springboks remained fourth in the World Rugby rankings, despite slumping to a 16-point defeat against England on Twickenham on Saturday.
All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett has been voted the 2016 World Rugby Player of the Year while Blitzboks ace Seabelo Senatla was named World Rugby Sevens Player of the year.
England maintained their physicality and composure to beat the Springboks 37-21 on Saturday and end a 10-year winless streak, reports JON CARDINELLI at Twickenham.
A physically superior England will send a punch-drunk Springbok side to the canvas at Twickenham on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI in London.
Eddie Jones remains confident that his charges will match the Springboks’ physicality and claim their first win against South Africa in 10 years on Saturday, reports JON CARDINELLI in Bagshot.
Outside centre Francois Venter will make his Test debut against England at Twickenham on Saturday, while Willem Alberts has been named to start at openside flank.
Blitzboks coach Neil Powell says they will predominantly make use of sevens specialists during the upcoming 2016-17 season, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Former Bok Hennie le Roux believes there is a ‘significant lack of respect towards the South African management team’ in the current Springbok camp.
Springbok coach Allister Coetzee is set to pick three specialist locks in his starting pack for the must-win clash against England at Twickenham, writes JON CARDINELLI in London.